July 24, 2012
Categories: Art, Film, Live, Music, Nepotism, Photography, Urbex . Tags: Electronica., Experimental, Jamie Reid, Leeds, Leeds Art, Urban Exploration . Author: Micolagist . Comments: Leave a comment
Artist and anarchist Jamie Reid, perhaps best known for his work with the Sex Pistols, is currently exhibiting a retrospective of his work at Temple Works in Leeds. The exhibition is on until the July 14th closing with an evening of experimental music and art curated by the Urban Exploration collective.
Urban Exploration will present a 4 hour epic set involving collaborative improv with Oliver Knight (spoken word), Jenny Komowsky (classical singing), Rowan Reid (singer/songwriter), Umcorps (modular synthesist), and a Navajo indian spirit dancer….all with a backdrop of tipis, interactive visuals and the largest reverb room ever!
Who’s George? Find out on the final night of Jamie Reid’s Ragged Kingdom at Temple.Works.Leeds, July 14, 7:00 pm – 1:00 am.
A fundraiser for St George’s Crypt homeless shelter in memory of our much loved porter Brian Bird (1959 – 2012), the night will see Jamie himself back at Temple.Works.Leeds. An evening of extraordinary experiences will include experimental electronic ambient collective Urban Exploration collaborating with an opera singer, a poet, a singer songwriter (Jamie’s daughter Rowan), a hip-hop mc and a modular synthesist, and an acoustic set by Brian’s friends the Urban Stage Band – moving from the Joiners bar into the Open Loading bay for a night of sound, light and …dancing by our surprise guest, Dennis Lee Rogers, the Spirit Dancer of the Navajo Nation in proximity to Jamie’s immense tipis which form part of his ongoing work around the Eightfold year. Celebrated dancer, artist and educator, Dennis met Jamie Reid in 1998 while on tour in U.K and returned to open Ragged Kingdom.in London in October 2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1q2Impc6pM8. Jamie’s piece Corporate Slavery currently hung in the Joiner’s Bar Main Gallery Space features Dennis himself.
Urban Exploration’s debut release is out now on If The Kids records in Berlin. The EP is available from various online record shops including iTunes, Juno, Amazon and Beatport.
You can get the release here.
If you are taking part in the Black March protest, don’t worry, we will be posting this again in April, just wait till then 😉
Here are some previews of the release:
Urban Exposition 1
Improvised music by Urban Exploration with Live visuals.
Practicing hard for their debut performance at Bridgnorth Music and Arts festival the Urban Exploration Collective have recorded this live improvised set.
The whole collective have been busy preparing a monster setup of modular synths, drum machines, laptops, tape echoes, stomp boxes and miles of cable for their live debut as a performing group, at this year’s Bridgnorth Music and Arts Festival.
They will also be curating a whole day of experimental electronica and whole night of banging techno at the festival:
Here is sneak preview from one of their early practices…